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By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Wilmette Market Stats - Absorption Rate - Year to Date   To get a snapshot of  where Wilmette currently stands in terms of  closed sales for year-to-date October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 here are the numbers: Total Inventory (single family homes as of today (October 19, 2010)           ...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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Wilmette is in for a bad case of celebrity-itis. Even those of us who spurn Us Weekly and its ilk, will not be immune to the fever when the cast and crew from a new movie descend upon the town in a couple of months. The movie is called “Contagion” and it is an action-thriller about the worldwide ...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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If you’re an antique lover Wilmette’s Antiques Row is your destination for an afternoon of serious browsing. Although not an official name, the stretch of Ridge Rd between Lake and Wilmette Avenues has become known locally as Antiques Row because of the collection of stores clustered in those few...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Get Your Antiques Appraised in Wilmette at Plaza del Lago - 9/25/10 If you're a fan of Antiques Roadshow and have always wondered about the value of certain collectibles you own, you are in luck.  Tomorrow, Saturday, September 25, appraisers Gary Sohmers and Daniel Buck will be at Plaza del Lago ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Wilmette Open House - 1028 Elmwood on 9/19 from 1-3 pmCome view this "CAGE" beauty in east Wilmette on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Great 5 bedroom home with a huge family room off the kitchen, 2 car garage, full basement.  Walk to the beach and train.  $899,000                                           ...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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There is something about a tent circus that makes me nostalgic. Not that I ever went to a tent circus when I was a kid. By that time Barnum and Bailey was a three-ring extravaganza you had to drive all the way downtown to the Civic Center to see. It didn’t arrive on a train in the dead of night ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Real Estate Sales Transactions for Wilmette, IL - August 2010          Wilmette - 31 total closed sales 2707 Birchwood - list price $420,000, sold price $393,000, 4 days on market - 94% of list price 613 Hunter - list price $489,000, sold price $432,000, 10 days on market, 88% of list price 1002 ...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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UPDATED 2019 In Wilmette, as of today (March 9, 2017)) there are currently 176 homes for sale - these homes are priced from a low of $299,900 to a high of $9,900,000.  The most expensive home is on the lakefront down a private lane.Wilmette is more affordable than Winnetka, Kenilworth and Glencoe...

By Marla Schneider, Move with Marla
(The Marla Schneider Team)
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So, it is time to sell your home.  Maybe you've been transferred, maybe you need more space (or less), maybe you want a change.  You want the home to sell quickly so you can move on, but you also want the best price in the current market.  For most people, this means attending to a few basics to ...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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If you’re looking for a change of pace from the usual fare at Panera and Corner Bakery, then you should try Fuel Restaurant at 1222 Washington Court in Wilmette (right next to the Metra parking lot). They have some unique and creative breakfast and lunch options made from locally grown ingredient...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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There are so many things to love about summer on the North Shore, but for me one of the highlights has to be the Thornwood Park Concert, right here in the Kenilworth Gardens neighborhood of Wilmette. In its sixth year, the annual concert is the brainchild of Terri and Tony Lorenz, who organized t...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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June Market Stats for Winnetka, Wilmette, Kenilworth and Glencoe   There must have been a fire sale event in Wilmette in June - almost twice as many houses sold than in the previous month of May.  Winnetka saw an increase of 54% in sales, Northfield increased sales by 200% (2 in May, 10 in June.)...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Wilmette Preservation Awards The Village of Wilmette has announced that residents can participate in nominations for historic preservation awards.  Nominations can include single residences, as well as commercial buildings, public buildings, religious structures, gardens, and landscapes. Resident...

By Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate
(Baird & Warner Real Estate)
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Andrea McArdle Sings at the Wilmette Theater Andrea McArdle shot to fame in 1977 portraying Annie in the Broadway musical hit "Annie." She went on to become a seasoned Broadway veteran appearing in Les Miserables, Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me in St. Louis, Peter Pan, and many others. Andrea...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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Spring has finally sprung on Chicago’s North Shore. The sun is out. It’s warm (for Chicago). Trees are in bloom. Buyer activity has increased dramatically.  But it’s still a buyer’s market and there are lots of houses to choose from. What’s a seller to do? Right now you have a narrow window of op...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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There isn’t anything our three labs love better than the dog beach, so when we mentioned the possibility of going for our first outing of the spring, we nearly had a riot on our hands. The dogs go berserk when we say the words “dog beach”, so now we use “DB” as our code word. Of course, now they’...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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This past Sunday was a beautiful spring day here in Wilmette and the open houses were hopping. I held two houses open and the one that is listed for $690,000 had a lot of interest from buyers looking to cash in on the tax credit before the April 30 deadline. Most of them were young families from ...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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Hallelujah! Things are looking up for the Wilmette real estate market and the news is positive across all the key measures. Wilmette Home Sales Sales of single family homes (including houses, condos and town homes) were up significantly in March, both vs. February (+65%) and vs. March of last yea...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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My, how things have changed. A lot of those things that were all the rage just a few short years ago have fallen out of favor, thanks to the convergence of three major trends: the recession, the green movement and the aging of the baby boomers (and coming of age of the echo boomers).  Like Hummer...

By Anne West, Your Guide to Real Estate on Chicago's North Shore
(Coldwell Banker)
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I love the way this house looks against the blue sky (something we haven’t seen much around here for awhile). If you don’t recognize it, it’s on Elmwood Avenue in the Cage. I drive by it often and finally stopped to take a picture today.This beautiful example of Victorian Italianate architecture ...

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